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Partners and contacts

The partners  of the Barents Mediasphere were the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland (lead partner),  TVMurman and the Barents Observer.

Barents Press International (BPI) is an important supporter in the project. It is a voluntary network of journalists of all four countries (Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden) which creates excellent opportunities for developing the cooperation mechanism for journalists.

Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Lead partner
Markku Heikkilä
Project manager | Head of Science Communications
markku.heikkila (at)
Tel. +358 40 4844 300

Arto Vitikka
System Analyst
Tel. +358 40 5272 436
arto.vitikka (at)
Thomas Nilsen
Editor in Chief
thomas (at)
Tel. +47 905 73 143

Trude Pettersen
Associate Editor
trude (at)
Tel. +47 408 86 291

Jonas Karlsbakk
Photo/video Reporter
jonas (at)
Tel. +47 913 96 943

Anna Shoomigay
Russian Project Manager
Tel. +7 8152 685 205
Mob. +7 911 308 02 78
shoom (at)

Associate partner
Barents Press International
Jonna Pulkkinen
pulkkinenjonna (at)
+358 45 1282 578


Kick-off meeting in Saariselkä November 2012.